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Crime in Maryland: 2011 Uniform Crime Report

NCJ Number
Denise Vidi Scherer; Kenneth G. Degen
Date Published
June 2012
199 pages
This 2011 Maryland Uniform Crime Report (UCR) presents statewide, county, and municipal police statistics on crime incidents, clearance rates, arrests, law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, and law enforcement employees.
Crime in Maryland decreased 5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. A total of 195,517 crime incidents were recorded by law enforcement agencies in Maryland in 2011, compared to 204,916 in 2010. Violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased 9 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. Property crime (breaking or entering, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson) decreased 4 percent from 2010. Arrests, which totaled 263,093 in 2011, decreased 3 percent from 2010. Of the total arrests, 87 percent were adults. Juvenile arrests accounted for 35,510 (13 percent of arrests). Arrests for drug offenses totaled 48,246 in 2011, a 1-percent increase over drug arrests reported in 2010. A total of 21,046 arrests were for driving while intoxicated, a 3-percent decrease for such arrests reported in 2010. In 2011, 2 Maryland law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, and 3,503 Maryland law enforcement officers were assaulted, a 5-percent decrease in similar assaults in 2010. In 2011, there were 2.7 full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 population. The Maryland crime-data collection program also collects and reports data on domestic violence, hate bias, and carjacking incidents and arrests. These data are reported in separate publications. A 10-year crime index chart is provided. Extensive tables and figures